Ah, but if you have no expectations, You can never have a disappointment.
Art is craft, not inspiration.
Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
Every writer I've ever spoken to feels fraudulent in some way or other.
Friendship, obligation and greed are not good enough reasons to write anything.
Having just the vision's no solution, everything depends on execution.
I prefer neurotic people. I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface.
I was raised to be charming, not sincere.
I write with soft pencils because you get to spend more time sharpening the pencil, which is easier and more fun than writing.
It's not so hard to be married, I've done it three or four times.
Lyrics have to be underwritten. That's why poets generally make poor lyric writers because the language is too rich. You get drowned in it.
Math and music are intimately related. Not necessarily on a conscious level, but sure.
Music is structure out of Chaos.
Music straightjackets a poem and prevents it from breathing on its own, whereas it liberates a lyric. Poetry doesn't need music; lyrics do.
Musical comedies aren't written, they are rewritten.
Nice is different than good.
Only capitalists get photographers.
Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor.
Perpetual anticipation is good for the soul but it's bad for the heart.
Stay a child while you can be a child.
Success is like failure, It's how you perceive it, It's what you do with it, not how you achieve it.
The concerts you enjoy together
Neighbors you annoy together
Children you destroy together,
That keep marriage intact.
The dumbing down of the country reflects itself on Broadway. The shows get dumber, and the public gets used to them.
The more restrictions you have, the easier anything is to write.
The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution.
Two of the hardest words in the language to rhyme are life and love. Of all words!
Work is what you do for others, liebchen. Art is what you do for yourself.
You may know what you need, but to get what you want, better see that you keep what you have.
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